When I heard Carole's Ten on Tuesday subject, I was brought up short. Dream vacation? Have I seriously ever entertained the idea of a "dream vacation"?
When a friend went to Italy and helped build a labyrinth in an olive grove, I thought "Wow! That is the coolest thing I've ever heard." When another friend told me she was going to Cabo for a week and, along with lazing in the sun, she'd snorkel everyday, I thought "Wow! That would be so cool." When yet another friend told of a trip she took to ski the Alps, I thought it sounded so amazing and I said "Wow! That's an incredible trip!" (I am consistent in my admiration of dream vacations.)
It isn't as if I've been living in this backwater my whole life (even though I have), and it isn't as though I've never been anywhere amazing (I have), it's just that I've never put any thought into planing, saving, searching, or dreaming about the "perfect" vacation. I've been in all four corners of this country and spent some of the best weekends of my life in the National Parks of Utah, and around the West, for that matter, but there really isn't any one place that calls over another.
Laying on the beach just doesn't call me (been there done...), any more than sitting on a tour bus, or a cruise ship, does. Walking through ancient ruins, somewhere in the world (like Rome or Machu Picchu) has a draw, as does the beauty of forests and rivers in the far reaches of the globe. I hear of bloggers going to Nova Scotia, Spain, Hawaii or Norway, and I crave to go, but then, I do nothing.
So, where is this post going? I don't know! At this moment, the one thing I know is I'm happy staying home and, if I had plans to travel, someone I love would need to be at the other end of my journey. However, I'd love to hear where you'd go if you could go anywhere on earth.